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  • NER BECK: Photos of Window Reflections & Found Faces captured around the Big Apple

    Morningside Heights
    November 9th, 2015 - December 26th, 2015

    When walking along the glass canyons of our city did you ever gaze into a shop window and catch your own reflection shifting and combining with fragments of everything else around you, magically forming one beautiful layered prismatic image? Or have you ever roamed the streets of New York and felt that some inanimate object possessed human or animal features that were staring at you as you rushed by? Well, once you have seen Ner Beck’s photos you might have a hard time shutting your brain off, just to stop seeing these delightful discoveries everywhere you walk. Many viewers have commented that these photographs have helped them to see things in ordinary overlooked street objects that they would have never noticed or appreciated before. So why not stop by and spend some time viewing this strange and surprising exhibition at the Morningside Heights Library on the Upper West Side, just adjacent to Columbia University, at 113th Street and Broadway.

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  • BOBBI BECK: An Exhibition of Autobiographical Artworks at the Bloomingdale Library

    Bloomingdale Library
    November 1st, 2015 - December 26th, 2015

    Come to the Bloomingdale Library on the Upper West Side to view Bobbi Beck’s most recent series of autobiographical artworks. The Bloomingdale name was originally tagged by the Dutch meaning “vale of flowers” and this area was also described by Washington Irving as a “sweet rural valley.” So for anyone who has lived amongst the brick, stone and concrete streets of New York City will be fascinated by the way Bobbi intertwines flowers, plants, fish, butterflies, animal and human forms, machines, exotic ornamentation, and whatever else is germinating within her imagination while assembling these exotic images. All of her autobiographical artworks are harvested from her own daily life experiences that everyone else always seems to be able to relate to and identify with. Many have described her completely original works as possessing hints of Beardsley, Gaudi, Dali, Escher and Mucha.

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  • Abstract Paintings & Constructions

    125th Street Library
    November 19th, 2015 - December 5th, 2015

    Beth Bailis demonstrates her use of vivid colors and shapes in this current exhibition, entitled “Abstract Paintings and Constructions". The effects of light and dark, energetic brushwork, and hardedge linear compositions on her paintings are also reflected in the constructions. Wooden boards, cut into sweeping and angular shapes, inspire Bailis to respond to the different surfaces.Read More ›
  • Hermes Payrhuber | Hither Thither | Art in the Windows Exhibition Series

    Mid-Manhattan Library
    August 8th, 2015 - November 30th, 2015

    On view day and night

    The Art and Picture Collections at Mid-Manhattan Library present Hither Thither (From One Place or Situation to Another) a site-specific exhibition of video and sculpture by artist Hermes Payrhuber.

    Hither Thither, Payrhuber’s video, in the 5th Avenue vitrine, includes an integral acoustic component by acclaimed Austrian composer Olga Neuwirth.

    To watch the full video with sound click here.

    Hermes Payrhuber's Art in the Corner Room site-specific exhibition To the People of New York: Catalogue Raisonne, Exotic Ghost Stories for Adults is on view through January 5, 2016.

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  • Next Step and the Next Step

    Aguilar Library
    October 31st, 2015 - November 28th, 2015

    Artist: Georgianna Granthan

    Georgianna was born in Harlem, New York.

    Georgianna is a self-taught photographer. Her photos range from her various designs and products such as reversible placemats sets and pillows to breathtaking views from around New York City.

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  • Ken Ecker: Paintings

    Ottendorfer Library
    September 14th, 2015 - November 10th, 2015

    The Ottendorfer Library is proud to present eight mixed media nature-based paintings by local artist, Ken Ecker.

    "My work is nature based. I’ve worked plein air off the coast of New York, in rural Maryland, Vermont, Maine, New Mexico, Southern California and in Germany. Scientists talk about how all of nature is composed of swarming, chaotic, vibrational patterns that intersect. After years of painting I sometimes get the feeling that I understand something of what they’re talking about. Painting will do that to you."  --Ken Ecker

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  • Sources of Inspiration: Celebrating the 2015 Library Lions

    Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
    October 17th, 2015 - November 1st, 2015

    Each fall at its Library Lions gala, The New York Public Library celebrates a selection of distinguished artists, writers, and other cultural luminaries for their outstanding achievements. This year, we're honored to recognize award-winning author and playwright Alan Bennett, heralded dancer and choreographer Judith A. Jamison, celebrated author and illustrator Maira Kalman, groundbreaking novelist Karl Ove Knausgaard, and world-renowned activist and journalist Gloria Steinem.

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  • Art Uptown: Six Inwood Artists

    Inwood Library
    September 16th, 2015 - October 31st, 2015

    Celebrate the rich talent of our Inwood community through the art of six of our own: Mario Tavarez, Naciso Polanco, Rene de los Santos, Leonardo Miguel Cruz, Cesar Santana, and Lisa Turngren. 

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  • Inked Dreams / Sueños de tinta by Laura Alvarez

    Bronx Library Center
    September 1st, 2015 - October 31st, 2015

     Bronx Library Center

                Latino & Puerto Rican Cultural Center                 

    Laura Alvarez


    Inked Dreams / Sueños de tinta

    Exhibit Opening Tour

    September 1-October 31, 2015

    6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

    The meaning of the old school Americana tattoos is fascinating. I am a fan of images with a story behind them.

    Tattoos were mostly achievements or superstition.  They are the proof that you lived and wear your story on body.  

    I took those stories and made them mind.

     This exhibit will be on view from September 1-October 31, 2015 on the 4th floor

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  • Rand Huebsch Prints

    Bloomingdale Library
    October 2nd, 2015 - October 31st, 2015

    This show includes hand colored etched embossings, miniature bas-reliefs in clay, and recent color drawings based on the Golem myth.Read More ›

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